# probability sampling

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## probability sampling

[‚präb·ə′bil·əd·ē ‚sam·pliŋ]
(statistics)
A method of sampling from a finite population where the probability of each set of units being selected is known.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Probability sampling is necessary to eliminate the fundamental danger of "sampling bias" which would otherwise destroy the survey's reliability.
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Quota sampling is at risk for substantial bias; in contrast, the random selection technique inherent in probability sampling provides a measure of protection from bias.
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The survey employed a multi-stage probability sampling design with almost 3000 respondents distributed across the different regions of the country, and has a margin of error of 1.8 percent.
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Most reputable political polling today relies on a method called "probability sampling." The idea is that if you select people at random from a whole population, no matter how large or small, you have a good chance of reflecting, within a few percentage points, the opinions of everyone.
Statistical sampling is probability sampling. In probability sampling, every item in the population under audit has a known chance of selection.

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